Norfolk Wildlife Trust

A Norfolk commercial photographer will be showcasing how his career has become his passion during an exhibition in his home county.

Television presenter and naturalist Nick Baker is set to open an annual community event at Pensthorpe Natural Park.

King’s Lynn is well known for its maritime heritage and more. But how often do people think or take notice of the Gaywood River, asks Annabel Hill, Senior Education Officer at Norfolk Wildlife Trust?

David North, of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, reflects on four key species which bring an extra touch of nature magic to local rivers.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust has appointed a new chief executive.

A grant of almost £8,000 will be used to introduce children under the age of five to nature in order to expose them to the natural world at a younger age.

Norfolk and Suffolk are two of the most important bird watching counties in the UK – and there’s plenty to see year-round. Here is our top 10 of places to explore a region brimming with birds.

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control after a deer was savagely attacked at a nature reserve.

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. And that’s why Norfolk Wildlife Trust has had to take unusual action at one of its reserves, says Jonathan Preston of the charity.

With just days to go before voting closes in the National Park of the Year awards, the Broads has received backing for its nomination from three of the region’s main wildlife organisations.

Heavy snowfall may make you feel like slumping on the sofa with the central heating on, but if you head outdoors there’s plenty to do in Norfolk’s winter wonderland. Simon Parkin offers 10 ways to enjoy this snowy week and beyond.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Wetland birds are counting on us, says Robert Morgan of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Over the past two years, volunteers across Norfolk have been busy recording wildlife on open access land and churchyards as part of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s County Wildlife Action project, writes conservation officer Helen Baczkowska.

Make a nest box, seek dragons and mermaids, watch a Viking ship burn, try competitive puddle jumping, eat pancakes this February half term in Norfolk and Suffolk

Stunning images by wildlife photographers from all over the world are on show at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes visitor centre, in an exhibition featuring some of the winning entries from last year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

There’s something worrying going on under the surface of the Broads, as Kevin Hart of Norfolk Wildlife Trust explains.

A member of the public has recorded footage of an otter that appears to be limping along the banks of the River Wensum.

What is it half-term already! Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, Simon Parkin has plenty of ideas of what to do in the great outdoors.

In The Countryside: It may be January, but Pam Taylor gets a tiny glimpse of a new springtime generation.

Poetic folk songwriter Jade Cuttle is to perform at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes in a show “inspired by the humble-hearted wisdom and resilience of nature”.

Earlier this month Sir David Attenborough named NWT Cley Marshes on the north Norfolk coast “one of the great places in Britain to see wildlife”. But that special feeling of wildness takes a lot of human intervention, as warden George Baldock tells us.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has welcomed government’s 25 year environment plan saying it contained “some very encouraging words and ambitions for land and sea”.

It is one of the greatest joys as a dog owner - taking your pet for a run on a beautiful beach and paddle in the waves.

Gallery: Exploring a Broads nature paradise

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wild in Anglia: In the latest in his nature series, Nigel Pickover visits Stubb Mill, near NWT Hickling Broad.

It must be the ultimate endorsement.

A devastated family have warned others after their beloved golden retriever died from eating a fish washed up on Cley beach.

Dog walkers have been warned to be careful with their pets after social media reports of a dog dying after eating a fish that had washed up on a north Norfolk beach.

Climate change is already affecting the natural world. David North, Head of People and Wildlife at Norfolk Wildlife Trust, explores its implications - and how we can help nature.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust has appealed for ‘eagle eyed’ bird watchers and nature lovers to assist it record sightings of three birds this winter.

Robert Morgan, NWT Assistant Reserves Manager (Broads South), tells how hi-tech is telling us more about some of our most fascinating and misunderstood creatures - bats.

He has been at the forefront of protecting Norfolk’s wildlife and natural habitats for 22 years.

For the 10th successive year, the Hethersett Methodist Church Council will host a Christmas charity market sale.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust chief executive Brendan Joyce has received an OBE for services to nature conservation.

Wild in Anglia: For the second in his new series, Nigel Pickover visits a nature haven in the Broads.

North Norfolk’s winter skies and natural wonders will be celebrated an upcoming wildlife festival at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes natural reserve.

Nick Acheson of Norfolk Wildlife Trust on how nature has reclaimed wartime sites.

The Wildman of Watton or Bigfoot of the Forest, whatever name you choose to give the creature, there’s mounting evidence of a Sasquatch on the loose

Pigneys Wood has just joined the Norfolk Wildlife Trust ‘family’. The NWT’s Head of People and Wildlife, David North, gives himself an autumn tree-time treat.

A brother and sister are hoping their charity-inspired idea will tick the right boxes after launching their own watch business.

A 12ft basking shark was spotted on a rare appearance in the shallow waters off the north Norfolk coast.

Family friendly and fruitful apple facts and festivals

Preserving a pair of the region’s natural treasures will be the focus of an illustrated talk hosted by the Wymondham Nature Group.

Gee up your weekend with a family friendly visit to the horses

Here’s a look at some of the great family events taking place across Norfolk this month.

Councillors have approved plans for 29 new homes on the former David Rice Hospital site in Drayton.

North Norfolk’s colourful coastal landscape will be celebrated at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust visitor centre at Cley, in a festival featuring creative art workshops, guided walks and health and wellbeing events.

Development of the former David Rice hospital site in Drayton could be imminent - 14 years after the original buildings were demolished.

Teacher Joe Harkness has developed his own approach to managing mental ill health - bird therapy. He told Sheena Grant more...

Characterised by the distinct landscape of the Brecks, Wayland boasts areas of forests, miles of walking trails through beautiful countryside and traditional villages and hamlets.

Family fun is sailing into Great Yarmouth when the annual Maritime Festival docks next month.

Conservation organisers and individuals are in a race against time to discover the special wildlife on North Norfolk’s coast.

The tireless efforts of a community workforce volunteering thousands of unpaid hours to help Norfolk’s wildlife was celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.

A wildlife charity has been hit by an “appalling” theft that has seen rare caterpillars and plants stolen from an internationally important nature reserve.

Visit some of the best views in Norfolk and Suffolk and enjoy the beautiful sights that are on offer this side of the country.

From rolling hills to sandy beaches, salt marshes to city skylines, East Anglia has some of the most picturesque landscapes, and therefore some of the best scenic views. These are our 25 favourites.

We have a fabulous selection of treats to share with you at the Royal Norfolk Show. Here are some of the Show Director’s picks for 2017...

Recognised for its scenic splendour, Mulbarton Common boasts an array of typical Norfolk meadow plants that make it so special.

As part of an ongoing conservation project 16 Dartmoor ponies are settling into their new lives in Norfolk.

Your fishing rights on the Broads

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sporting rights on the majority of the main Broads were awarded to the adjoining landowners by Enclosure Acts during the early 19th century.

It’s June - which means it’s officially summer. And if you fancy something a little different from the usual trips to the beach, here’s 20 outdoors events to get you out of the house and into the sunshine.

With the half term week now upon us, we’ve put together a list of activities - both inside and out - families can enjoy over the next few days.

A community-led Bioblitz of one of Norwich’s richest sites of natural and local history is set to record species through an army of citizen scientists for the first time in the city.

As summer approaches, we’ve put together a list of reasons to visit this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, being held on June 28 and 29 at the Norfolk Showground.

If your children (or you) think walking is boring, here’s how to turn pedestrian foot-dragging to passionate foot-first fun.

Several of these walks are part of the 10th Suffolk Walking Festival, plus events and ideas from Norfolk through late May and early June

East Anglia’s continuing lack of rainfall has left river levels low, caused crop concerns for farmers, and sparked longer-term fears for wildlife if the dry spell turns into a summer drought.

It’s National Mills Weekend and windmills and watermills across East Anglia will be welcoming visitors with tours, sail-turning, bread-baking and, for the more morbid among you, bones and spooky stories

A charity walk through a Broads village is raising funds for more than 20 charities.

If all the bank holidays mean your budget is taking a battering, try these suggestions for family days out for free...

Nesting within Thetford Forest these goshawks will help both visitors conservationist learn more about the bird of prey.

A series of guided walks are planned for one of the region’s beauty spots - East Hills Wood in the Tud Valley.

A symbol of the British countryside, the rabbit is a firm favourite among many, but to farmers they can be seen as pests.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and family leave the tech at home and enjoy a leisurely weekend boating on the Norfolk Broads.

Norfolk’s woodlands offer some of the country’s places to witness spectacular displays of spring bluebells. And after a mild spring the blue woodland carpet should be glorious this year.

Located just north of Thetford, off the A11 lies East Wretham Heath, a Norfolk gem worth a visit.

A £1 million appeal to safeguard a wildlife habitat of international importance has hit target six months after launch and two weeks after deadline.

Families and visitors to Norfolk can expect sun and showers this Easter Bank Holiday.

From Easter egg hunts to riding steam trains to new arrivals down on the farm, there is plenty to do through the Easter holidays for all the family. Here is out guide to some of the events to keep the kids entertained.

Bill Oddie’s reflection sparkled in the gleaming trophy that is a silver symbol of a golden age of birdwatching.

It was destroyed by bombs in the war. But now a community group is planning to make Train Wood in Norwich the target of a different kind of blitz.

Families made farmyard friends and learned important lessons about Norfolk’s countryside at the 18th annual Spring Fling.

Ever heard of wormwood moonshiners, basil-thyme case-bearers, or prostrate perennial knawel?

Broad appeal close to target

Friday, March 31, 2017

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is close to its target of buying 655 acres of wetland habitats, including half of the biggest broad in the Broads National Park, Hickling.

An MP has written to Breckland Council raising concerns over controversial plans for a visitor centre at a lakeside beauty spot, which could be granted planning approval next week.

Suffolk and Norfolk’s distinctive Brecks region - renowned throughout Europe for its virtually unrivalled biodiversity - is to receive a major share of a national multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Fund award to pull rare species back from the brink of extinction, it has been announced.

British photographer Levon Biss’ series of beautifully-lit, high magnification portraits captures the microscopic form of insects in striking high-resolution detail.

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